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October 11, 2012  Thu 10:20 AM CT

PXP: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.

Plains Exploration & Production (PXP): An investor bought 10,348 May 40 calls for $3.40 and sold 10,348 May 30 puts for $2.05. The trade cost $1.35 and will leverage a move to the upside while also resulting in downside risk. PXP rose 2.12 percent to $37.03.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): More than 11,000 March 3 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.46 to $0.50, as investors look for the chip maker to rally. AMD rose 1.75 percent to $3.21. (See related story)

Sprint Nextel (S): More than 60,000 November 6 calls were bought for $0.28 to $0.46 as investors look for the stock to rally. S is up 18 percent to $5.96.

MetroPCS Communications (PCS): Almost 14,000 contracts traded in the October 11 puts, but volume was below open interest at the strike. PCS fell 6.15 percent to $11.30.
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